The U.S. national debt is zero for the only time (1835)
Abdul-Aziz ibn Saud becomes the King of Hejaz and renames it Saudi Arabia (1926)
Fidel Castro's Cuban Revolution is completed with the take over of Santiago de Cuba (1959)
President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a "War on Poverty" in the U.S. (1964)
b: A. J. Muste (1885), Karl Brandt (1904); d: Joseph Schumpeter (1950), Zhou Enlai (1976), Tom McCall (1983)
Get 'On this day' by RSS or via daily email.